Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 44 breakdown

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Outlander Book 2, Chapter 44 is filled with bittersweet revenge

Outlander Book 2, Chapter 44 brings a Paris storyline completely to an end. At the same time, it leaves us with a little bit of heartbreak for a character we barely even knew.

Claire finds herself in the hands of the English. It’s clear that they all suspect that she’d been raped by all the Scottish men. After all, that’s the thing the broadsheets say the men do, especially Red Jamie. It’s natural for them to believe such propaganda.

Of course, we know the truth. But it doesn’t stop the looks and the unheard comments. It’s clear they’re talking about her behind her back.

Even if they were nice, Claire wouldn’t exactly want to stick around them. Because she was in the hands of Red Jamie, she’s being taken South. That’s definitely not what she or Jamie wants, so she needs to find a way to get a message to him or escape and get to him.

Things work out a little for her, though. Well, it seems that way until she ends up in the hands of the Duke of Sandringham. This chapter finally ties up those loose ends from Paris, although it doesn’t completely tell us which side of the war Sandringham was on. It’s an intriguing part of the mystery.

While the chapter was partially used for the TV series, it was adapted fairly considerably. After all, we didn’t see the death of a side character we’d barely come to know. It did still mark the end of the Paris storyline.

Here’s our breakdown of the Dragonfly in Amber chapter.